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Depression

Monday, August 10, 2009

I am trying so hard to stay off meds but I am hvaing a hard time of it.

  
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MCCALI59 8/11/2009 6:16PM

  I do not have any of the people that you mentioned. I do not have any medical insurance. I really can see why it is called the LonelyDisease.
Glad to know people are out there for me. emoticon

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_MAOMAO_ 8/10/2009 10:13PM

  Do you have a counselor, or only a psychiatrist? Anyone you're working with needs to know that your meds aren't working well enough. Being on meds sucks, having them not work sucks more -- not being on meds that work if you need them right now is the worst.

I remember having clinical depression. I've never seen someone call it The Lonely Disease, that is so perfect. You don't need to be lonely here, all of us Sparkers are here to support you!
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Another team I belong to has a Name 5 Things You Are Grateful For. Posting there really helps me remember the positives in my life.

When I was really depressed, I started a journal. I didn't write diary stuff. All I wrote in that journal was everything I accomplished for the day. That included making my bed, taking a shower, eating healthy meals, absolutely whatever I did was on that list. That way I could look at the list and tell myself, See, You really didn't do NOTHING. There's The List! That list was many years ago, but I still know it was SO helpful for me to do that. Does that sound like an idea you could use?

I'm so glad you're here at SP! emoticon

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AMYC128 8/10/2009 3:21PM

    Are the meds making you feel worse? Or are making you tired and hungry all the time. It takes time to find the right medication. If it isn't working for you then tell the Dr.

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INDIGO66 8/10/2009 12:47PM

    Why stay off meds? Is there a reason you need to? If they help you feel better, why not take them. That's my thought? Hang in there... It's hard. Hope you are OK. emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 8/10/2009 9:11AM

    Try to write down all the things that make you happy and thankful for.Today and this week.

That is a start. Ignore the bad depression of things.

Hope this helps. emoticon

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Depression

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I have been suffering with it for all my life. I hate it. sometimes when I am medication I feel somewhat better. But I have to stay on it.

  
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MCCALI59 8/10/2009 5:58AM

  I wish that I could go back on meds. even though I really do not like taking them I really believe I need tham.

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NICOLE31397 8/9/2009 9:38AM

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MYSTIC_ANGEL13 8/9/2009 8:09AM

    I have been depressed most of my life, I am on Med's but don't seem to work that well anymore, My dr had changed Med's so much nothing seems to work...I am really depressed now and it is effecting me and my motivation, sometimes I can bring myself out and sometimes not,I also have fibro which contributes to it also.. anyway I wish you well.. there is no simple answers I don't think...take care

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CPCJONES01 8/9/2009 7:51AM

    I think depression can come from many different inroads. Sometimes a chemical imbalance and sometimes from what life has thrown at us. Each of us are individuals and our brains are wired differently. Some of us can take a lot of hurts and betrayals and some of us can't. My doctor prescribed an anti-depressant for my after I described my extreme aggitation. I was having difficulty with co-workers and knew I needed help. I am glad there are medicines to help me feel better about myself, others, and life. Please don't feel bad about having to take this type of medicine, there are lots of us out there taking it too. God Bless and have a wonderful day!

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MCCALI59 8/9/2009 7:21AM

  I know exactly where you are coming from. I hate being on meds, but it seems that I need them.

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GRAMSIECAKES2 8/9/2009 6:52AM

    I have been told my a few drs now that I have that I have had depression for years too. I used to take some meds and then did well for so long. Now they want me to go back on a very light med to just take the top off of my worrying and obbessive worrying....not easy is it? Merri

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Depression

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I think that is the worst thing that can gappen to people. Most people do not understand it unless it happens to them. I call it the Lonely Disease. emoticon

  
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AMYC128 8/8/2009 1:11PM

    I have been suffering from depression for 20 years. I have been on medication on and off in the last 10 years. It is so hard to get back into life some days are better than others. Understand how you feel. Just have to take it a day at at ime even moments at a time.

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SWEETLEMMONS 8/8/2009 11:32AM

  I have been suffering from depression since I was 12. I've been taking medications for this for the past 9 years now. It does sometimes feel really lonely- for a lot of reasons, because my family doesn't always understand, because most of my friends don't know about it, and because I go through periods where I isolate myself from others.

I still have bad stretches- probably more bad than good, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope for better days.

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SWEETLEMMONS 8/8/2009 11:32AM

  I have been suffering from depression since I was 12. I've been taking medications for this for the past 9 years now. It does sometimes feel really lonely- for a lot of reasons, because my family doesn't always understand, because most of my friends don't know about it, and because I go through periods where I isolate myself from others.

I still have bad stretches- probably more bad than good, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope for better days.

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SWEETLEMMONS 8/8/2009 11:32AM

  I have been suffering from depression since I was 12. I've been taking medications for this for the past 9 years now. It does sometimes feel really lonely- for a lot of reasons, because my family doesn't always understand, because most of my friends don't know about it, and because I go through periods where I isolate myself from others.

I still have bad stretches- probably more bad than good, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope for better days.

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SWEETLEMMONS 8/8/2009 11:32AM

  I have been suffering from depression since I was 12. I've been taking medications for this for the past 9 years now. It does sometimes feel really lonely- for a lot of reasons, because my family doesn't always understand, because most of my friends don't know about it, and because I go through periods where I isolate myself from others.

I still have bad stretches- probably more bad than good, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope for better days.

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SWEETLEMMONS 8/8/2009 11:32AM

  I have been suffering from depression since I was 12. I've been taking medications for this for the past 9 years now. It does sometimes feel really lonely- for a lot of reasons, because my family doesn't always understand, because most of my friends don't know about it, and because I go through periods where I isolate myself from others.

I still have bad stretches- probably more bad than good, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other and hope for better days.

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CATCHRISTA50 8/8/2009 9:44AM

    I've been there myself. It's very difficult for others to understand. You are not alone. God bless.

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KARICKY 8/8/2009 9:27AM

    I totally understand. emoticon

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HIPPIEFREAK66 8/8/2009 9:15AM

  i understand. i've been suffering from depression for almost 10 years now and been on numerous meds. it's a hard thing to deal with, but you just have to take it a day at a time.

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allergies

Friday, August 07, 2009

I have allergies that are so bad they affect my ears that I lose my equilibrium. I have to take medication for Vertigo{which does nothing at all}.

  
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MCCALI59 8/8/2009 5:58AM

  Thank you so much for your kindness. I wish i could find something to help me better.

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AMYC128 8/8/2009 2:09AM

    sound like maybe what is going on with me but the dramamine works for my vertigo. I'm so sorry McCali. I really hope you are feeling better soon as well.

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AKHIRAY 8/7/2009 11:03PM

  I am so sorry for you. I hope they get better soon.

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Allergies

Thursday, August 06, 2009

For the last few days I have been suffering terribly with my allergies. It is not like I sneeze all the time and my nose runs. but I seem to be dried up. It lodges in my hewad ears and eyes. Nothing I tak for it seems to help. I live on aspirins.

  
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MCCALI59 8/7/2009 10:57PM

  I also take the pills for Vertigo. because of my ears and I nees to have them blow out because I lose my hearing. So I understand what you are going through.

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AMYC128 8/7/2009 3:44PM

    I've had this nasal congestion that is affecting my ears for what a couple of months I think. Never thought it could be allergies. I've been taking decongestion stuff and it hasn't helped at all. I have to take motion sickness pills because the congestion makes me dizzy and off balance.

I wish there was something out there to make you feel better.

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